Dominican Republic: In the Nick of Time

The first glow of dawn was just brightening the sky over Santo Domingo when a force of 17 U.S. tanks and 2,000 OAS troops in full battle dress rolled into the city's downtown rebel zone. Within an hour, the OAS soldiers set up sandbagged emplacements throughout the l-sq.-mi. stronghold that leftist rebel partisans still call "sacred revolutionary soil." Shouted curses and a few harmless sniper shots greeted the troops. Most of the city's 500,000 frightened citizens could give thanks that the OAS was acting in the nick of time to prevent the Dominican Republic from...

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